Southwestern Medical District Project Intern
Emily Fitzgerald is the Southwestern Medical District Project Intern with the Texas Trees Foundation, a private nonprofit focused on urban forestry, green infrastructure and sustainable design. The Foundation’s strategic approach is based in research driven data to mitigate the environmental challenges and related public health concerns that trees can alleviate.
Miss Fitzgerald supports the Southwestern Medical District Urban Streetscape Master Plan project by organizing the stakeholder outreach and community engagement efforts, while also assisting with day-to-day project coordination.
Emily graduated from Wake Forest University in 2017 with a finance degree. She started her career in urban development as an analyst at HR&A Advisors, an economic development and real estate advisory consulting firm, supporting the firm’s Southwest portfolio. She is now pursuing her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Arlington.
A lifelong Dallas-resident, Emily loves exploring the different areas of the city and across North Texas, always finding something new to love about her home. When she isn’t out and about, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, fiancé, friends, and dog, Scooby Doo.
Emily wholeheartedly believes that, in the words of Jane Jacobs, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” – Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.